Michael de Forest
Teapot

Michael de Forest (American, b. 1949)
This Is My Pot, These Are My People 2009
bent laminated wood, milk paint, seine line
15.25 x 21.25 x 12″
Kamm Collection 2009.15.5
Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Michael de Forest makes sculpture, vessels and furniture. These objects are made of wood with painted surfaces. This teapot is from the artist’s “Suture Series” wherein pieces of laminated wood are lashed together to make a single form. The process is complex as these pieces are individually bent into shape. Read about it and see more of de Forest’s work on the his website.